Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mark Todd at Plush Gallery

Prsents well-known Los Angeles based illustrator and fine artist Mark Todd will open his first solo show at the gallery on Saturday April 16th.  He will be showing a new body of comic book remix paintings and collages, as a prelude to his upcoming summer solo show at La Luz de Jesus in Los Angeles.

Raised in Las Vegas in the 1970s, Todd's work makes use of and subverts the pop superficiality of our culture, to address heavier topics such as mortality, remembrance, loss, and the passage from childhood fantasy to adult reality. Works such as "Green Thor" depict upended super-heroes, landscapes populated by disembodied ghosts, and subtle yet biting takes on imagery from his youth.

Todd graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and is an in-demand illustrator for such national publications as Rolling Stone, GQ, Business Week, Los Angeles Times, and Mtv, among many others. He has been featured in numerous group exhibitions nationally, and in solo shows at La Luz de Jesus and Billy Shire Fine Arts in Los Angeles. Todd is currently curating an exhibition at Giant Robot in San Francisco.

Opening concurrently will be Gallery Artists Group Show, featuring work in various media by six Plush artists, including Brandon Behning of Santa Fe, C.J. Davis and Brian Ryden of Dallas, Celia Eberle of Ennis, Texas, and newcomers Daniel Kurt of Commerce, Texas and Ben Utigard of Española, New Mexico.

918 Dragon Street • Dallas TX 75207 • • 214-915-0925

gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday 12-5 pm and by appointment

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